Government: Departments

Building Department

The Vernon Township Division of Building is within the Vernon Township Department of Planning and Development. Commonly referred to as the building department, it enforces and administers the regulations of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code (UCC).

The UCC is the state’s approved building, plumbing, electrical, fire and mechanical subcodes.

Supervised by a state-licensed construction official, Robert A. Westenberger, this division:

  • reviews construction permit applications
  • issues construction permits
  • inspects construction projects
  • coordinates the activities of the subcode officials

Looking for septic and well records? Records may only be obtained through the Sussex County Health Department at 973.579.0370. Try their septic and well online records retrieval tool (Vernon municipal code is 1922).